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Re: Dinosaur mystery novel
Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston was pretty good as an audiobook from
Apple. Lots of twists and turns, almost believable and reasonably good
paleontologic facts/interpretations. Not new though, don't know if it's been
reviewed on the list but I give it a 3 out of 4 stars.
On Mar 19, 2011, at 3:49 PM, Lee Hall wrote:
> Spoiler alert, next time?
> Lee Hall
> Paleontology Undergraduate
> Museum of the Rockies
> Montana State University
> Bozeman, MT
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM, <MKIRKALDY@aol.com> wrote:
>> It's hard to believe that Homer Hickam spent much time on a real dig, as
>> there is more fiction here than paleontology. If a guy who says he is a
>> paleontologist shows up on your land and wants to dig for fossils, do you say
>> okay, especially when his credentials don't check out and his crew consists
>> of two young women to do the work? You don't Google him? And you buy the
>> utensils and supplies for him. Do you let him cut the top off the
>> fossil-bearing hill on your land? Do you and your ranch hand and family do
>> excavating? And you don't call in a university paleontologist for a second
>> Irritating name too: Norman "Pick" Pickford. What are the chances of
>> that? SVP is said to stand for Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists. Dr.
>> Pickford sells fossils but is a member thereof.
>> Odd characters, with the Russian mob, ex-porn producers, and a
>> heavy-drinking vegetarian ex-detective who is now a cowhand all converging
>> on a ranch
>> in Montana. Everything isn't as it seems, and there is the obligatory
>> nutso scene at the end.
>> Unless you could somehow generate 3000 lbs. of force, could you stab and
>> kill someone with a T. rex tooth?
>> In a message dated 1/9/2011 12:19:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> email@example.com writes:
>> A review of the new novel "The Dinosaur Hunter", a story involving a
>> retired homicide detective, paleontologists, ranchers cattle slayings,
>> federal land managers, and a "mother load of rare dinosaur fossils" can
>> be read at